Cottesmore woman Lesley’s marathon charity walk for Alzheimer’s

Lesley Griffiths, who is walking the length of a marathon on Sunday for the Alzheimer's Society
Lesley Griffiths, who is walking the length of a marathon on Sunday for the Alzheimer's Society
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A DETERMINED daughter whose parents have both been affected by Alzheimer’s Disease will walk the length of a marathon on Sunday to raise money to find a cure.

Lesley Griffiths, 46, of Devon Walk, Cottesmore, is taking part in the 26.2 mile walk from Stonehenge to Avebury Stone Circle across Salisbury Plain as part of The Memory Walk South in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society.

Lesley said: “This is a charity that is close to my heart as my father passed away from vascular dementia and now my mother has been diagnosed with dementia.”

In order to take part in the event Lesley has to raise £260 and has raised £150 so far.

She is being supported by her daughter Abigail, 16, and husband Paul who has agreed to drive her to and from Stonehenge.

On Monday Lesley will be back at work as a teaching assistant at Langham Primary School.

She said: “I am getting nervous now and have been walking around Rutland Water and up Burley Hill to train. It will be interesting.”

To sponsor her visit www.justgiving.com/lesleygriffiths